Retailers demand changes to apprenticeship levy

Tens of thousands of apprenticeships could be created and hundreds of millions of pounds saved if the flawed apprenticeships levy were reformed, according to a survey of members by the British Retail Consortium. Five years on from the levy’s introduction, 26 national retailers have told the business lobby group that they could each create about […]

Martin Lewis accuses Ofgem of ‘selling consumers down the river’

Ofgem has come under fire for extending rules that will effectively prevent energy suppliers from offering deals that are significantly cheaper than the price cap if wholesale costs fall. Martin Lewis, of MoneySavingExpert, said that the changes “sell consumers down the river” and were “killing hopes of firms launching cheaper deals”. Citizens Advice, the […]

Britons work from home while Europe goes back to the office

Working from home is more popular in Britain than in continental Europe and North America, with commuting journeys down by more than a fifth since pandemic restrictions were eased. Figures from Google’s Mobility Report show that journeys to work were 22 per cent lower last Thursday, the busiest day of the week for commuting, relative […]

FSB launch new resources to support LGBT+ entrepreneurs

The UK’s biggest business membership organisation, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), has launched a flagship new digital resources hub to support and encourage LGBT+ entrepreneurship, and promote inclusivity in workplaces. FSB’s ‘Let’s Grow Business Together’ initiative has been backed by the government’s Equalities Minister, Mike Freer MP. It is also backed by prominent […]